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“Best lobster we´ve ever had!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of J.L.H. Restaurant

J.L.H. Restaurant
382/1, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 91 22 77139
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Ranked #5 of 71 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Alesund, Norway
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Best lobster we´ve ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Me and my partner wanted to have lobster and looked for a nice beach restaurant and found J.L.H while walking on the beach and saw they had live lobster. And damn are we happy we went there! It´s the best lobster we´ve EVER eaten , almost licking the plate. Prices are´nt too bad, afterall it´s quiality and a good portion of food. Would definetively go there again. Very attentive service, discreet checking that we had everything we needed, refilling glasses. got to pick my own lobster from the tank ;) wish we found it earlier so we would have tried other meals as well.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Food...good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We ate here and had the pepper steak and it was delicious. It costs a little more than some of the other restaurants but it's well worth it. We wanted to go back but ran out of time.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant - Best meal we had in Hikkaduwa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

My girlfriend and I visited JLH in Hikkaduwa after reading multiple positive reviews. We weren't disappointed. We arrived at the end of Oct during the quiet period and the restaurant was very quiet however the whole town was also! We ate lots of the seafood and the curry is fantastic! Best popadoms I've eaten!

We look forward to returning next time I visit Sri Lanka!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We went to JLH for lunch one day while in Hikkaduwa in December 2012. We found their food to have a great variety, unlike alot of other restaurants which almost seem to copy each others menus. The food was yummy and you got to watch the surfers and turtles while there. Would definitely recommend!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bangalore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hikkaduwa's best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Very good location/view. You will get the occasional spray from the ocean if you are sitting right at the edge.

Food is excellent. Service again was standard Sri Lankan average, but the food more than makes up for it.
The seafood is fresh but again limited to Sri Lankan favorite of PARAVA/butter fish as they call it, Seer fish/King Mackerel and the regular crustaceans.
We ordered calalmari in butter sauce garlic and fish curry with rice which was better than every other place we tried in hikkaduwa.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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